Author Archives: Alex Margolin

Upcoming Appearances from HR US Director Gary Kenzer

HR’s US Director Gary Kenzer will be appearing at the  2nd annual Jewish Learning Festival at Johns Hopkins University’s Glass Pavilion on Sunday, April 21, 2013. The name of his talk will be, The Media and Israel: Can We Ever Have both on the Same Page. To register for the talk, sponsored by Limmud, visit the

Student Group Visits HR International Headquarters

A group of 35 students from New Jersey’s Golda Och Academy learned the basics of anti-Israel media bias and how to counter it last week during a visit to HonestReporting’s International Headquarters. The visit was part of a two-day section on Israel advocacy led by Awesome Seminars. HonestReporting CEO Joe Hyams delivered the presentation, demonstrating

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Amira Hass’s Brazen Support for Violence

Haaretz reporter Amira Hass has stirred up a new controversy this week with a blatant defense of Palestinian violence: “Throwing stones is the birthright and duty of anyone subject to foreign rule,” she wrote. “Throwing stones is an action as well as a metaphor of resistance.” But throwing stones is not just “an action as

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When in Doubt, Blame the Jews…or the Settlements

It may not beat the unbridled anti-Semitism expressed by British peer, Lord Nazir Ahmed, who, according to the Times of London, blamed Jews “who own newspapers and TV channels” for his 2009 jail sentence for his role in a fatal car accident. But you have to give Guardian assistant editor Michael White credit for trying.

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The Need to Counter ‘Incendiary Rhetoric’ Against Israel

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who’s made bashing Israel a spectator sport for Israel haters, raised some eyebrows recently when he blithely referred to Zionism as a “crime against humanity.” Secretary of State John Kerry issued a mild protest, saying, “We not only disagree with it. We found it objectionable” and that it made

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Khulood Badawi Finally Fired from UN

Nearly a full year after HonestReporting exposed False Photo Tweeter Khulood Badawi as a staff member of the Jerusalem branch of the UN Office of Coordinated Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN has concluded its lengthy investigation and removed Badawi from its staff. Badawi gained attention last March during an uptick in violence between Israel and

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